The Peacemaker

September 26th, 1997


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A US Army colonel and a civilian woman supervising him must track down stolen Russian nuclear weapons before they're used by terrorists.

Release Year: 1997

Rating: 5.9/10 (27,215 voted)

Critic's Score: 43/100

Director: Mimi Leder

Stars: George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Marcel Iures

Two trains crash somewhere in Russia, one carrying a nuclear payload. A nuclear explosion follows the crash and the world is on alert... However, White House nuclear expert Dr. Julia Kelly doesn't think it was an accident... Special Operations Intelligence Officer Colonel Thomas Devoe doesn't think so either... Together they must unravel a conspiracy that goes from Europe to New York, to stop a terrorist who has no demands...

Writers: Leslie Cockburn, Andrew Cockburn

George Clooney - Lt. Col. Thomas Devoe
Nicole Kidman - Dr. Julia Kelly
Marcel Iures - Dusan Gavrich
Aleksandr Baluev - General Aleksandr Kodoroff (as Alexander Baluev)
Rene Medvesek - Vlado Mirich
Gary Werntz - Terry Hamilton
Randall Batinkoff - Ken
Jim Haynie - General Garnett
Alexander Strobele - Dietrich Schuhmacher
Holt McCallany - Mark Appleton
Michael Boatman - CPN Beach
Joan Copeland - Senator Helen Bevens
Carlos Gómez - Santiago
Armin Mueller-Stahl - Dimitri Vertikoff
Slavko Juraga - Stevo

Taglines: In the fall of 1997, every nuclear device in the world will be accounted for... Except one.

Release Date: 26 September 1997

Filming Locations: Bratislava, Slovakia

Box Office Details

Budget: $50,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $12,311,939 (USA) (28 September 1997) (2362 Screens)

Gross: $60,600,000 (Worldwide) (18 January 1998) (except USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The "JFK Airport" that appears in the movie is in actuality the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center located in midtown Manhattan.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): At the "Special Forces Command Center" in Turkey, 1LT Beach is wearing lieutenant's bars on his collar and WO4 rank insignia on his beret.

Dimitri Vertikoff: [after Devoe introduces Julia]
[to Devoe, in Russian]
Dimitri Vertikoff: A beautiful woman, and a PhD. You're way out of your league.
Julia Kelly: [in Russian] You have no idea, Colonel.

User Review

Simple but effective action movie.

Rating: 7/10

There is nothing in "The Peacemaker" that is new or something we haven't seen done before in an action movie. Yet the movie serves its purpose; to bring some mindless entertainment with some nicely done action.

Nicole Kidman in a main part of an action movie? Yes, Nicole Kidman in the main part of an action movie and who would have ever known, she is actually believable in her part but her acting is just a bit too standard and boring but yet like I said before, her characters remains believable. Thumbs up for that! But the best roles are played by George Clooney and Armin Mueller-Stahl, who is always great in a movie.

The movie's opening is really a memorable one and is one of the very best action movie openings I have ever seen along with "The Rock", which was made one year earlier. After that the movie looses some of it's power and pace and we begin losing interest until the next action sequence occurs. Yes, it truly are the action sequences that are the highlights of the movie and make this movie a watchable one.

The visual style of the movie is also what makes this movie above average. The cinematography by Dietrich Lohmann gives the movie a cool action movie feeling. Dietrich Lohmann unfortunately died not much later during or shortly after completing the movie "Deep Impact".

The music by Hans Zimmer is most excellent. Zimmer and co really set up some new standards for action movie soundtracks in the nineties.

Standard action movie but well executed!